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XP Criteria - Signal/Noise?

by Russ (Deacon)
on May 12, 2000 at 07:35 UTC ( #11237=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to RE: Keep the vote XPs. Don't increase vote #.
in thread Scalability of the voting system

I like BBQ's ideas about limiting votes/rewards for voting out, and his signal/noise comment pinpointed a nagging idea I've had...

What about awarding XP based on signal/noise? Perhaps if + votes >= # of posts...?

while ($PositiveVotes >= $NumberOfPosts){ foreach (new Post){ $XP++ if $_->receives('A Positive Vote'); } }
This would certainly encourage quality posts, discourage "noise" and "me too" posts, and give a very real reward to those who go out of the way to produce thoughtful and helpful posts.

Number of posts is currently a primary measure of a monk's worth, but shouldn't we also reward the less wordy, but more thoughtful monks among us?

This would be even more effective if there were fewer non-posting ways to earn XP, but...


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